## Mechanical Vibrations: Theory and Applications

S. Graham Kelly

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Engineers apply mathematics and science to solve problems. In a traditional undergraduate engineering curriculum, students begin their academic career by taking courses in mathematics and basic sciences such as chemistry and physics. Students begin to develop basic problem-solving skills in engineering courses such as statics, dynamics, mechanics of solids, fluid mechanics, and thermodynamics. In such courses, students learn to apply basic laws of nature, constitutive equations, and equations of state to develop solutions to abstract engineering problems.

Content :
• Introduction
• Modeling of soft systems
• Free vibrations of SODF systems
• Harmonic excitation of sdof systems
• Transient vibrations of sdof systems
• Two degree-of-freedom systems
• Modeling of systems
• Free vibrations of mdof systems
• Forced vibrations of mdof systems
• Vibrations of continuous systems
• Finite-element method
• Nonlinear vibrations
• Random vibrations

## The Design of Modern Steel Bridges

Sukhen Chatterjee

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Bridges are great symbols of mankind’s conquest of space. The sight of the crimson tracery of the Golden Gate Bridge against a setting sun in the Pacific Ocean, or the arch of the Garabit Viaduct soaring triumphantly above the deep gorge, fills one’s heart with wonder and admiration for the art of their builders. They are the enduring expressions of mankind’s determination to remove all barriers in its pursuit of a better and freer world. Their design and building schemes are conceived in dream-like visions. But vision and determination are not enough. All the physical forces of nature and gravity must be understood with mathematical precision and such forces have to be resisted by manipulating the right materials in the right pattern. This requires both the inspiration of an artist and the skill of an artisan.

Content :
• Types and History of Steel Bridges
• Types and Properties of Steel
• Aims of Design
• Rolled Beam and Plate Girder Design
• Stiffened Compression Flanges of Box and Plate Girders
• Cable‐Stayed Bridges

## Construction Site Management and Labor  Productivity Improvement

Ellis, Ralph D.

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This text is based on the collective 70-plus years of experience the authors have in monitoring and managing construction projects. During this time, the authors have monitored more than 200 active construction projects. On most of these projects, the labor productivity was measured, loss of productivity was noted, and the deficient events leading to productivity degradation were documented. The authors have observed that these events can be organized in relatively few broad categories, such as material management and sequencing. Furthermore, the authors have also observed that whenever these deficient events (conditions) are present, the consequences are always the same: inefficient productivity and extend- ed schedules.

Content :
• Introduction
• Weight of Expert Opinion
• Fundamental Principles of Planning
• Site Layout
• Fundamental Principles of Weather Mitigation
• Fundamental Principles of Site Material Management
• Fundamental Principles of Workforce Management
• Fundamental Principles of Activity Sequencing
• Fundamental Principles of Trade Sequencing
• Fundamental Principles for Avoiding Congestion
• Best Practices for Subcontractor Management
• Fundamental Principles for Managing Schedule Acceleration
• Best Practices for Environmental Compliance
• Productivity Evaluation

## Manufacturing Automation

Yusuf Altintas.

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Metal cutting is one of the most widely used manufacturing processes to produce the final shape of products, and its technology continues to advance in parallel with developments in materials, computers, sensors, and actuators. A blank is converted into a final product by cutting extra material away by turning, drilling, milling, broaching, boring, and grinding operations conducted on computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine tools. The second edition of this book helps students and engineers understand the scientific principles of metal cutting technology and the practical application of engineering principles to solving problems encountered in manufacturing shops. The book reflects the author’s industrial and research experience, and his manufacturing engineering philosophy as well.

Content :
• Introduction
• Mechanics of metal cutting
• Structural dynamics of machines
• Machine tool vibrations
• The technology of manufacturing automation
• Design and analysis of CNC systems
• Sensor-assisted machining
• Appendix b: off-line and on-line parameter estimation with least squares

# Design of Post-Tensioned Concrete Floor

Design of Post-Tensioned Concrete Floor methods
1- Breakdown two ways of floor into design strips in one direction and one-way slabs in othedirection. Design strips work as continuous beams by banded all tendons at the column.
The perpendicular direction like multi-span one-way slabs, using distributed tendons.
2- Specify total required effective post-tensioning forces at banded tendons, on structural drawings,
and uniform forces in distributed
3- when tendon less than 140 ft, stress at one end. Otherwise stress at both ends.
4- the various live loading conditions should be considered by input ll zero at some spans.

## Principles of Foundation Engineering 7th Edition

Braja M. Das

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Originally published in the fall of 1983, Braja M. Das' Seventh Edition of PRINCIPLES OF FOUNDATION ENGINEERING continues to maintain the careful balance of current research and practical field applications that has made it the leading text in foundation engineering courses. Featuring a wealth of worked-out examples and figures that help students with theory and problem-solving skills, the book introduces civil engineering students to the fundamental concepts and application of foundation analysis design. Throughout, Das emphasizes the judgment needed to properly apply the theories and analysis to the evaluation of soils and foundation design as well as the need for field experience.

Content :
• 1. Geotechnical Properties Of Soil.
• 2. Natural Soil Deposits And Subsoil Exploration.
• 3. Shallow Foundations: Ultimate Bearing Capacity.
• 4. Ultimate Bearing Capacity Of Shallow Foundations: Special Cases.
• 5. Shallow Foundations: Allowable Bearing Capacity And Settlement.
• 5. Shallow Foundations: Allowable Bearing Capacity And Settlement.
• 7. Lateral Earth Pressure.
• 8. Retaining Walls.
• 9. Sheet Pile Walls.
• 10. Braced Cuts.
• 11. Pile Foundations.
• 12. Drilled-shaft Foundations.
• 13. Foundations On Difficult Soils.
• 14. Soil Improvement And Group Modification.

## Management of Construction Projects: A Constructor’s Perspective

John E. Schaufelberger

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Successful construction projects are delivered by skilled project managers and superintendents. This book examines the skills, knowledge, tools, and techniques needed to be a successful project manager or superintendent from the perspective of the construction contractor’s project team. The construction industry has become increasingly competitive, placing greater emphasis on effective construction project management, and many books have been written from the perspective of the owner’s project manager. Few, however, have approached the subject from the contractor’s perspective.

Content :
• Introduction
• Construction contracts
• Cost estimating
• Planning and scheduling
• Preconstruction planning
• Subcontracting
• Material management
• Project start-up
• Project documentation
• Communications
• Progress payments
• Cost and time control
• Quality management
• Safety management
• Contract change orders

## A practical guide to adopting BIM in construction projects

Bimal Kumar

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Building Information Modelling (BIM) is currently the most talked-about term within the construction industry all over the world. The UK government has made the use of BIM technologies and processes mandatory on all public sector projects from 2016 regardless of size. Inevitably, this has given rise to a high level of interest in BIM within the UK and elsewhere.

Content :
• Introduction and background
• Information management for the construction industry
• UK Government’s BIM strategy
• EIRs and PAS 1192: Part 2
• BIM PEP document development
• BIM protocol
• Outline Scope of Services and PII
• Training and education;
• References
• Appendix 1. A brief guide to Level 2BIM compliance/capability
• Appendix 2. Typical responses to a BIM-based PQQ
• Appendix 3. Sample BIM PEP for a building services company
• Appendix 4. A sample set of learning outcomes for an introductory course in Level 2 BIM

## Effective Project Management

Garth G.F. Ward

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Projects can be anything: a capital facility, an information system, a piece of research, a company merger, an organizational change, launching a product, or decommissioning a facility, and so on. They can range from capital intensive technological and infrastructure investments to labor-intensive health care. All project types need a description, a scope, and the associated specifications for the quality required, and they cannot be realized without a team of people to develop them. The fundamental characteristic of all projects is that they create and cause change. As such, they come up against resistance. Consequently, leadership is needed in the form of a project manager, and a project management process is required to control them.

Content :
• Part I Projects and Their Management
• Part II Programme Management
• Part III Feasibility and Contracting
• Part IV Project Execution
• Part V Specialist Topics
• Part VI Skills Check Lists

## Power Electronics: Devices, Circuits, and Industrial Applications

Moorthi, V. R

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Power electronics is a branch of engineering that combines the fields of electrical power, electronics, and control. It started with the introduction of the mercury arc rectifier in 1900. The grid controlled vacuum tube rectifier, ignitron, and thyratron followed later. These found extensive application in industrial power control till 1950. In the meanwhile, the invention of the transistor—a semiconductor device— in 1948 marked a revolution in the field of electronics. It also paved the way for the introduction of the silicon controlled rectifier (SCR), which was announced in 1957 by the General Electric Company. In due course, it has come to be named as the ‘thyristor’.

Content :
• 1. Thyristor Physics
• 2. Controlled Rectifiers
• 3. DC Choppers
• 4. AC Line Voltage Control
• 5. Inverters
• 6. Cycloconverters
• 7. DC Drives
• 8. AC Drives
• 9. Brushless DC Motors
• 10. Control Circuits for Electronic Equipment
• 11. Industrial Applications
• 12. Microprocessor Fundamentals
• 13. Microcomputer Control of Industrial Equipment
• 14. Field Oriented Control of AC Motors

## Stability of Structures: Elastic, Inelastic, Fracture and Damage Theories

Zdenek P Bazant

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Failures of many engineering structures fall into one of two simple categories: (1) material failure and (2) structural instability. The first type of failure, treated in introductory courses on the strength of materials and structural mechanics, can usually be adequately predicted by analyzing the structure on the basis of equilibrium conditions or equations of motion that are written for the initial, undeformed configuration of the structure. By contrast, the prediction of failures due to structural instability requires equations of equilibrium or motion to be formulated on the basis of the deformed configuration of the structure. Since the deformed configuration is not known in advance but depends on the deflections to be solved, the problem is in principle nonlinear, although frequently it can be linearized in order to facilitate analysis.

Content :
• Buckling of Elastic Columns by Equilibrium Analysis
• Buckling of Elastic Frames by Equilibrium Analysis
• Dynamic Analysis of Stability
• Energy Methods
• Energy Analysis of Continuous Structures and Approximate Methods
• Plates and SheDs
• Elastoplastic Buckling
• Creep Budding
• Stability of Inelastic Structures, Bifurcation and 'Thermodynamic Bub
• Three-Dimensional Continuum Instabilities and Effects of Finite Strain Tensor

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## Modern Concrete Construction Manual

Martin Peck(ed.)

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Concrete is a remarkable building material, but despite its widespread presence, it is frequently an inconspicuous part of our built environment, often hidden in structures, foundations, and similar parts of buildings. Some- times, however, it stands out in an architec- tural structure that makes use of its material properties is highlighted in smooth exposed concrete or deliberately roughened surfaces, plays with structures, or transforms seemingly unbuildable visions into reality.

Content :
• Building material and products 22
• Concrete construction operations 46
• Materiality and surface 54
• Designing structures with structural concrete
• Digital design and fabrication methods
• Sustainable construction with concrete
• Costs and economics
• Thermal building physics and energy efficiency
• Building acoustics
• Renovation and restoration
• Interiors, design, vision
• Examples of completed buildings in detail

## Plasticity for Structural Engineers

Wai-Fah Chen

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This comprehensive text addresses the elastic and plastic behavior of general structural elements under combined stress. It sets out to examine the stress-strain behaviors of materials under simple test conditions and proceeds to show how these behaviors can be generalized under combined stress. The topic of structural plasticity is presented in a manner that is simple and concise, encompassing the classical theory of metal plasticity as well as concrete plasticity. An unabridged J. Ross Publishing republication of the edition published by Springer-Verlag, New York, 1988, 606pp. Key Features - Outlines the finite element implementation of the generalized stress-strain relations for the solution of practical steel and concrete structural problems - Provides worked examples, end-of-chapter problems, answers to selected problems, and clear illustrations and tables - Includes important constitutive equations for structural materials and applications to steel and concrete structures - Offers examples of the most useful constitutive models and analytical methods

Content :
• Part I — Fundamentals
• Chapter 1 — Introduction
• Chapter 2 — Yield and Failure Criteria
• Chapter 3 — Elastic Stress-Strain Relations
• Part II — Plastic Stress-Strain Relations
• Chapter 4 — Stress-Strain Relations for Perfectly Plastic Materials
• Chapter 5 — Stress-Strain Relations for Work-Hardening Materials
• Part III — Metal Plasticity
• Chapter 6 — Implementation in Metals
• Part IV — Concrete Plasticity
• Chapter 7 — Implementation in Concretes
• Part V — Limit Analysis
• Chapter 8 — General Theorems of Limit Analysis and Their Applications
• Chapter 9 — Limit Analysis of Engineering Structures

# Design of Wing Wall Spreadsheet

The proposed cast-in-situ reinforced concrete structure is a wing wall of the proposed Arch Culvert along road RD-21 ( Typical design for all wing walls). Dingwall shall be designed as a cantilever wall to safely withstand earth embankment on one side of the wall and comply with minimum factors of safety and 100 kPa recommended net allowable bearing capacity as per  RC manual.

## Common Sense Construction Law: A Practical Guide for the Construction Professional

Thomas J. Kelleher Jr.

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Construction projects are complex and multifaceted. Likewise, the law governing construction is complex and multifaceted. Aside from questions of what one can do in construction, there looms also the question of what one may do — that is to say, what the law of construction allows. So what is the law of construction? What factors influence the evolution of construction law? For practical purposes, the law applicable to construction projects falls into three major categories: contract, tort, and statutory/regulatory. Contract law may seem intuitively logical, at least on the surface.

Content :
• 1 The Legal Context of Construction
• 2 Interpreting the Contract
• 3 Alternative Contracting Methods
• 4 Public-Private Partnerships
• 5 International Construction Contracts
• 6 Working in a Different State
• 7 Competing for the Contract
• 8 The Uniform Commercial Code and the Construction Industry
• 9 The Design Professional’s Authority and Responsibility
• 10 Subcontract Administration and Dispute Avoidance
• 11 Contract Changes
• 12 Differing Site Conditions
• 13 Schedules, Delays, and Acceleration
• 14 Inspection, Acceptance, Warranties, and Commissioning
• 15 Management Techniques to Limit Risks and Avoid Disputes
• 16 Payment Bonds
• 17 Performance Bonds and Terminations
• 18 Proving Costs and Damages
• 19 An Overview of Environmental and Safety Concerns on the Construction Site
• 20 Construction Insurance
• 21 Labor and Employment Issues Affecting the Construction Industry
• 22 Bankruptcy in the Construction Setting
• 23 Resolving Construction Dispute
• 24 Federal Government Construction Contracting—An Overview

## Seismic Analysis of Structures

T. K. Datta

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For structural engineers, earthquake engineering can be broadly divided into three areas, namely,
seismology (including ground effects), seismic analysis, and seismic design. These areas are big subjects in themselves and deserve separate treatment in exclusive books. While there are many excellent books that cover these three areas in varying proportions, none have been written exclusively on the seismic analysis of structures for use in teaching an undergraduate elective or a postgraduate core course. Furthermore, there are virtually no books that contain all aspects of the seismic analysis of structures, combining new concepts with existing ones, which graduate students pursuing research in the area of earthquake engineering would appreciate.

Content :
• 1 Seismology.
• 2 Seismic Inputs for Structures.
• 3 Response Analysis for Specified Ground Motions.
• 4 Frequency Domain Spectral Analysis.
• 5 Response Spectrum Method of Analysis.
• 6 Inelastic Seismic Response of Structures.
• 7 Seismic Soil-Structure Interaction.
• 8 Seismic Reliability Analysis of Structures.
• 9 Seismic Control of Structures.

## Structural Details in Concrete

M. Y. H. Bangash

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A number of books have been published on various aspects of concrete design and detailing, but this is believed to be the first comprehensive detailing manual and covers details in reinforced, prestressed, precast, and composite concrete.

Content :
• General requirements for structural detailing in concrete
• Reinforced concrete beams and slabs
• Stairs and staircases
• Columns, frames, and walls
• Prestressed concrete
• Composite construction, precast concrete elements, joints, and connections
• Concrete foundations and earth-retaining structures
• Special structures: case studies

## Industrial Engineering Projects

Andrew Watts

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The Joint Development Board (JDB), which is sponsored by The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Association of Cost Engineers, is charged with raising the profile of the project and commercial controls in the Engineering Industry. The JDB, which has previously published the Standard Method of Measurement of Industrial Engineering Construction, noted that there was no single source that imparted to the reader a clear, basic understanding of the manner in which industrial engineering projects were managed from feasibility through to commissioning and operation. The JDB also noted that a smaller workload and reducing margin had put all sides of the engineering industry under increasing pressure to improve the efficiency of their operations and the quality of their products.

Content :
• Introduction
• Management of engineering projects
• Estimating
• Value management
• Project services
• Quality assurance
• The contract
• Indemnities and insurances
• Contractor/subcontractor selection
• Procurement of materials and equipment
• Operational maintenance
• Health and safety and the environment

## Project Management for Engineering, Business, and Technology

John M. Nicholas,

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There is an ever-growing need for better project management within the disciplines of engineering, business, and technology, and this new edition is a direct response to that need.
By emphasizing practical applications, this book targets the ultimate purpose of project management: to unify and integrate the interests, resources, and work efforts of many stakes-holders to accomplish the overall project goal.
The book encompasses the essential background material required, from philosophy to methodology, before presenting concepts and techniques for practical application on topics including:
• Project initiation and proposals
• Scheduling
• Budgeting
• Risk analysis

Content :
• Introduction
• What Is Project Management?
• Systems Approach and Systems Engineering
• Systems Development Cycle and Project Conception
• Project and System Definition
• Planning Fundamentals
• Project Time Planning and Networks
• Advanced Project Network Analyses and Scheduling
• Cost Estimating and Budgeting
• Project Quality Management
• Managing Risks in Projects
• Project Execution and Control
• Project Evaluation, Communication, Implementation, and Closeout
• Project Organization Structure and Integration
• Project Roles, Responsibility, and Authority
• Managing Participation, Teamwork, and Conflict
• The Management of Project Management
• Project Selection and Portfolio Management
• International Project Management

## Concrete Recycling: Research and Practice

François de Larrard

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Concrete is the most important construction material in terms of volume and turnover. Reserving recycled aggregate (RA) for new concrete is a way to make better use of the whole waste materials resource by the civil and construction sectors. Within the French National Projects devoted to concrete, after having dealt with high-performance concrete, fiber-reinforced concrete, new placing processes, and self-compacting concrete, it was decided in 2010 to prepare a project promoting concrete recycling. This introduction also presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book deals with RAs: how they are produced, and what are their key characteristics. It explains how to ground, old concrete can be used in the cement process, either as an alternative raw material or as a supplementary cementitious material. The book provides information on how to produce, cast, and cure RA concrete.

Content :
• Introduction.
• Recycled aggregates.
• Binder incorporating recycled concrete fraction.
• Recycled concrete from production to hardening stages.
• Properties of hardened recycled concrete.
• Mix-design of recycled concrete.
• Reinforced recycled concrete.
• Experimental construction sites.
• Sustainability of concrete recycling.
• Implementation of concrete recycling.
• Conclusion: concrete towards the circular economy.

## Carpentry & Construction, 5th Edition

Mark Miller, Rex Miller

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A complete, step-by-step guide to CARPENTRY AND CONSTRUCTION
Revised and updated, Carpentry & Construction, Fifth Edition, takes you through every step of house construction in such detail that you can use it to build your own home! Clear instructions, along with more than 1,500 photographs and illustrations, demonstrate each phase of construction--from selecting tools to pouring the foundation, to finishing the interior. This how-to handbook also covers remodeling, additions, and repairs.

Content :
• Chapter 1. Let's Get Started;
• Chapter 2. Site Preparation;
• Chapter 3. Footings and Foundations;
• Chapter 4. Concrete Slabs and Floors;
• Chapter 5. Floor Frames;
• Chapter 6. Framing Walls;
• Chapter 7. Framing the Roof;
• Chapter 8. Roofs and Roofing;
• Chapter 9. Windows and Doors;
• Chapter 10. Exterior Walls;
• Chapter 11. House Wiring;
• Chapter 12. Plumbing;
• Chapter 13. Insulation;
• Chapter 14. Interior Walls and Ceilings;
• Chapter 15. Interior Finishing;
• Chapter 16. Special Construction Methods;
• Chapter 17. Maintenance and Remodeling;
• Chapter 18. The Carpenter and the Industry;
• Chapter 19. Bathrooms;
• Chapter 20. Construction for Solar Heating;
• Chapter 21. Alternative Framing Methods;
• Chapter 22. Alternative Foundation Systems;
• Chapter 23. Private Water Systems;
• Chapter 24. Private Sewage Facilities

## Structural Detailing in Steel

M.Y.H. Bangash

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This steel detailing manual has been prepared to provide practical and up-to-date information on various aspects of steel construction for educators, designers, draughtsmen, detailers, fabricators, and all others who have an interest in structural steelwork. The text covers the full scope of structural detailing in the UK, Europe, and the USA. The text covers the fundamentals of drawing, continuing with draughting practice and connections, the types of fastenings, and the conventional methods of detailed components. Individual case studies are included. The types of structures covered represent the bulk of the typical fabricator’s work in commercial and industrial buildings, bridges, tanks, hydraulic and offshore structures, and power structures. Examples of steel detailing in CAD format are included in some of the chapters.

Content :
• 1. Introduction
• 2. Structural steel
• 3. Draughting practice for detailers
• 4. Bolts and bolted joints
• 5. Welding
• 6. Design detailing of major steel components
• 7. Steel buildings — case studies
• 8. Steel bridges — case studies
• Appendix. Section properties